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Ken Carter (III) (1938–1983)

Carter was born in Montreal and grew up in a working-class neighborhood. With little education, he dropped out of school to perform car stunts with a team of traveling daredevils. Soon he was a solo act, jumping at racetracks all over North America. He became a notorious showman, earning the nickname "The Mad Canadian" for his death-defying antics. ... See full bio »

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 2014 Ken Carter: Stuntman to the End (Documentary short)
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 1981 The Devil at Your Heels (Documentary)
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 1976 The Mad Canadian (Documentary short)
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 2016 Aim for the Roses (Documentary)
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 2009 Destroyed in Seconds (TV Series documentary)
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- Episode #1.8 (2009) ... Himself
 2008 Shockwave (TV Series)
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- Episode #1.20 (2008) ... Himself
 2000 I Dare You (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 22 February 2000 (2000) ... Himself
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[in reference to the pinnacle of his career - jumping a car one mile from Canada to the USA] What can you do with a car other than this? It's my dream. Now I'm in it all by myself. It started and it's ending the way it began: by myself, in a car, with a field full of people, spectators, that came to see a guy do his thing, and I'm going to get it done.

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Managed and announced at a Florida race track when he was not on tour. See more »

Trademark:

Would often grow a goatee when preparing for jump season or a major stunt. His crew and back up men would do the same, so that if Carter were injured and unable to complete the jump, one of his crew would stand in for him.

Nickname:

The Mad Canadian

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